The Curated Closet: A Simple System For Discovering Your Personal Style And Building Your Dream Wardrobe by Anuschka ReesThe Curated Closet: A Simple System For Discovering Your Personal Style And Building Your Dream Wardrobe by Anuschka Rees

The Curated Closet: A Simple System For Discovering Your Personal Style And Building Your Dream…

byAnuschka Rees

Paperback | September 20, 2016

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Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?

With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In The Curated Closet, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using The Curated Closet method, you’ll learn to:

·         Shop smarter and more selectively
·         Make the most of your budget
·         Master outfit formulas and color palettes
·         Tweak your wardrobe for work
·         Assess garment fit and quality like a pro
·         Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces

Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, The Curated Closet is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.
ANUSCHKA REES is a writer and the creator of, the go-to online source for all things personal style and minimalism. She has a master's in social psychology from the London School of Economics and has spent years studying the intricacies of human decision making, which she's used to develop her unique system of personal st...
Title:The Curated Closet: A Simple System For Discovering Your Personal Style And Building Your Dream…Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.99 × 7.06 × 0.76 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Common Sense Style Tips Beautifully written book but I found that most of the style tips were common sense. You like wearing stripes? Wear stripes. You work more at the office? Buy more work clothes.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Discover Your True Style Rees does an excellent job at providing engaging exercises that, ultimately, help you discover your true style. With every section and every completed exercise, you become closer to determining what kinds of clothing you enjoy wearing and what sorts of styles are not doing your figure justice. Overall, a great style read and an informative way to uncover your timeless style preferences.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Style + Confidence 101 This book is an incredible tool to help women figure out their style and build confidence along the way. By starting from the ground up, this book helps you to readjust your opinions and perspective on fashion and style. Style is a personal experience. What you love, what works for you doesn't have to be aligned with the fashion trends. Not only does the book help you with this, but it also discuss how to get the best clothing for your money! Quality over quantity for the win here! Essentially, if you want to feel good about what you wear, everyday, regardless of where you're going, pick up this book! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Your Average Fashion Book This book needs a proper review. It is true to its title, if not more! Does not show "styles" to copy but instead encourages you to explore and find out your personal style. Buy if you are looking for a change in how you dress or if you are feeling "blah" with your wardrobe. My fave part is teaching you how to look for quality fabrics as well as doing experiments on clothes you have always wanted to try but haven't. Teaches you how to find clothes that work well with your other clothes once you have found your "style" and how to keep them from growing out of control. I recommend this to all my BFFs all the time. Quite hard to find in stores but so worth it!
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok The book itself is beautiful and well put together.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not quite what I was expecting I think I was after more of a tailoring down (pun intended) when you've got a ton of clothes to purge. And while this book did touch on this aspect, reading it felt more like a manual for someone either from another planet who had no idea where to start with human clothes, or someone who is literally reinventing themselves and style, or updating their wardrobe for the first time in 40 years following a divorce. A lot of it felt like things people would already know but hey, maybe not. At the same time there did seem like some helpful snippets on discovering your personal style (some would argue that's a tough box in which to put oneself) but anyway. Also some helpful exercises on paring down, sort of kond-esque. It was all right but more than I wanted to read and felt rather repetitive.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Really helpful, super cute pictures
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Really helpful. Great ideas. A few exercices to do but worth the effort. One of the best books to find your personal style.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very helpful this is a great book. it was extremely helpful in the closet dept.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for those who struggle with their confidence and look Lots of great tips for fine tuning your look in a way that is specific to you.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Really well written or organized as to what you need/should have in your closet/wardrobe.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly That I read this and it explains really clearly when, what, were, and why you just might need the pieces you need for a closet that really suits you best. It's straight-forward with no gimmicks and I like that.
Date published: 2017-01-28

Table of Contents

Introduction: A tale of bargains, impulse buys, and seasonal must-haves 2
Closet Diagnostics: Why you don’t have anything to wear 6

01 / The Curated Closet philosophy 10 
02 / Getting started: Define the status quo and set style goals 30

03 / What your clothes say about you 40
04 / Discover your style, phase I: Get inspired 48
05 / Discover your style, phase II: Experiment and fine-tune 62
06 / Putting it all together: Your style profile 78

07 / Closet detox: The complete guide 92
08 / How to build a wardrobe that fits your life (not your fantasy life) 102
09 / Closet composition 101 112
10 / Selecting a versatile color palette 124
11 / Working with outfit formulas 138
12 / Business hours: Tweaking your wardrobe for work 148
13 / Overhauling your wardrobe: A step-by-step roadmap 156
14 / How (and when) to build a capsule wardrobe 170
15 / Become your own best stylist 182

16 / How to shop like a conscious consumer 192
17 / Decision time: When to buy and when to keep looking 202
18 / How to stop overspending and make the most out of your budget 214 
19 / Assessing garment quality: A beginner’s guide 222
20 / Practical pointers for finding clothes that fit well 238
21 / Maintaining and updating your wardrobe throughout the year: a timeline 248

Editorial Reviews

"it never hurts to take inventory of what's in your closet already in order to make good decisions when you're staring at a pile of "yeses" in the dressing room. That's where Berlin-based blogger Anuschuka Rees comes in. . . [she] is dedicated to helping women curate their perfect wardrobes using all kinds of handy charts, infographics, and lists that make the process less emotional and more data-oriented."–"Fans of the author's blog, Marie Kondo devotees, and anyone who's tired of having a full closet but 'nothing to wear' will treasure this superb resource."– Stephanie Klose, Library Journal "Does your weakness for sales leave you with clothing you’ll never wear? Do you love buying dressy clothes but seldom have an occasion to wear them? Do you have a full closet but still have trouble finding something to wear? Style blogger Anuschka Rees may have a solution for you. In The Curated Closet. . .she outlines how to analyze your wardrobe and lifestyle. She counsels discipline, suggesting you make a list of the items you need and shop with that list in hand, looking for quality and durability."– The Boston Globe"Lifestyle blogger Rees’s first book, based on the blog Into Mind, is a fun and practical guide to discovering one’s personal style. The goal is for women to easily choose an outfit that they like every single morning, to wear a large portion of clothes from their closet, and to be able to dress for their own lifestyles. Focusing on what one likes to wear and what one does most often, Rees provides a variety of methods to achieve a wardrobe that works. To begin, readers are encouraged to document their own outfits for two weeks (taking a photograph every day), observing their favorite and least favorite looks, colors, fits, and garments. From there, Rees advises readers on how to revitalize their personal style and build a fully wearable wardrobe. The book uses simple but eye-opening graphics to emphasize its points, such as side-by-side pie charts comparing lifestyle to current wardrobe. Refreshing and thorough, Rees delivers a fashion-forward guide that’s awesomely sensible."– Publishers Weekly“Have you ever walked out of your house only to later regret your less-than-perfect clothing choices? The Curated Closet [is] about ten steps above and beyond most other closet make-over books. You'll get a walk-through into building a dream wardrobe that you will actually be happy to wear. Author Anuschka Rees guides the reader through a series of questions that will hone choices to your personality and your varied lifestyles. (Hiking, office work, semi-formal, hanging out, etc.) Once the wardrobe is pared down to what you really need, Rees works on teaching methods to put together outfits that work. In her own words, she'll teach 'the secret to making sure you never again have nothing to wear.' I heartily recommend The Curated Closet to anyone who has ever stood in front of their closet, baffled by its contents.”– Tracey Trudeau, Powell's Books“In a world inundated with fast fashion and rapidly changing trends, it’s easy for our closets to become graveyards of misguided purchases. In the midst of plenty, identifying our personal style can feel harder than ever. Anuschka Rees’s The Curated Closet is a smart, straightforward manual that encourages readers to discover what they like and to develop a wardrobe that makes getting dressed easier. Anuschka's pragmatic book should be required reading for anyone familiar with staring at a closet full of clothes and still feeling like they don't have a thing to wear.” – Erin Boyle, author of Simple Matters “This chic, thoughtful book is full of genius methods for taking control of your look, your habits, your budget, and your wardrobe. Best of all, it helps you discover your own unique style rather than follow the trends—authenticity is always in fashion!” – Alison Freer, author of How to Get Dressed